Make a Difference

Jesus came into this world to seek and to save those who were lost (Luke 19:10).  Many people both in our local community and around the world are lost, hurting and living without hope or purpose. At BCOC, we truly believe that one person can make a difference in this world. We invite you to bring the gifts, talents and abilities that God has given you to make a difference in this world by serving others and ministering to people’s physical and spiritual needs. We were born to be a blessing to others

Community Outreach

Bastrop Pregnancy Resource Center

BCOC is happy to be able to support Bastrop Pregnancy Resource Center, a safe place in a world of anxiety and confusion, which exists to help women with an unplanned pregnancy. If you have an interest in volunteering your time at this center or if you would like to make a financial contribution, please contact them at 512-629-8780 or visit their website.

Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry

BCOC is delighted to be able to provide monthly financial support to the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry. The mission of the Food Pantry & Support Center is to serve all people in Bastrop County with hunger-related needs and support services which may include providing emergency food, information, referral counseling and support services for families and the elderly. This organization assists the elderly struggling against rising prices on fixed incomes and increasing numbers of families of displaced workers Please visit their website for more ways you can get involved.

Children’s Advocacy Center

The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Bastrop, Lee & Fayette Counties is a child-friendly facility where child victims of abuse may be interviewed, undergo medical evaluations, and receive therapy. Before the CAC opened its doors, child abuse victims and their families were bounced from one agency to another – from the child welfare office, to the police department, to the hospital, to the prosecutor’s office – repeatedly telling their stories of abuse. This caused a duplication of efforts, along with multiple unnecessary and traumatic interviews for the child. Today, the Children’s Advocacy Center serves as the “hub” to the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), a skilled team of professionals comprised of members of many organizations including law enforcement, social services, prosecution, mental health, medical, and victim advocacy personnel. The MDT work together in the investigation, treatment, management, and prosecution of child abuse cases.

Bastrop Ministerial Alliance

The Bastrop Christian Ministerial Alliance is an association of ministers and lay-leaders from local Christian churches and ministries, who serve our community in the Bastrop Independent School District by carrying out the purposes of Jesus Christ.

Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge is located in Bastrop, Texas, 30 miles southeast of Austin, is a residential discipleship and academic program for adolescent boys, ages 12-17 years old. NHCA assists teens and their families who are struggling with an addiction or an emotional, social, behavioral, or spiritual struggle.

Austin Disaster Relief Network

Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is comprised of over 175 Greater Austin churches and thousands of trained volunteers bringing hope into crisis. ADRN’s network enables and empowers church members to organize, prepare, mobilize, and respond quickly in the event of disaster, great or small. Business partners, local agencies and community support play a vital role in ADRN’s mission. It is through the generosity of their in-kind donations, monetary gifts and volunteer assistance, that ADRN can fund the rebuild/repair of survivor homes and provide immediate assistance to those in crisis.

Evangelism

Saturday Morning Evangelism Outreach

The Greatest Two Hours of Your Week!

We are obeying the great commission. This is an opportunity to reach and touch our community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. On Saturday mornings we go into our neighborhoods and pray with those who need prayer and tell them about the amazing love of the Father.

We invite you to come be a part of our team!

Schedule: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month  10:00 -12:00 p.m. We are currently in Lake Bastrop Acres at the River Chase trailer park.

Please contact Kathy Kelley for more details.

Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA)

Christian Motorcyclists Association, or CMA, is a ministry that reaches out primarily to the motorcyclist community. CMA’s motto is simple; “Changing lives, one heart at a time.” We serve at motorcycle rallies by working at the registration desk, doing trash pick-up, and performing the Sunday morning church service. At the rallies, we set up hospitality tents and provide free water, coffee, snacks, and seating under the tent. When people come to the tent, we take the opportunity to minister to them by praying with them, handing out Bibles or tracts, and by meeting their needs, both physical and spiritual. CMA also participates in one fund raiser a year called “Run for the Son”. The local chapter, here is Bastrop, is called the Ekklesia Riders. For more information, visit http://www.cmausa.org/. Leader: Skip Lowden, 512-985-6404, skiplowden@yahoo.com Location: Texas Grill Restaurant Time: 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m.

Chariots of Light Biker’s Club

Chariots of Light Biker’s Club is an outreach of Jerry Savelle Ministries. Our passion is Philippians 2:15 which states that we are to “Shine as Lights” in this world. We love to ride motorcycles and antique cars are also our passion. God has given us the tools to minister to people everywhere we go. We participate in many events in our area and in other communities. We travel to rallies, car shows, festivals, and juvenile detention centers. We also distribute food and clothes where they are needed. We just completed our first toy run for the Bastrop County Crisis Center. It is truly an honor to be able to give in the name of Jesus and to “Shine as Lights” during this season. Leader: Tim & Belinda Patterson, 512-698-3476, or email Location: BCOC Fellowship Hall Time: 8:30 a.m. 2nd Saturday of each month *We have a Bible study at our meeting; Ride & fellowship after meeting (around 10:00 a.m.)

Missions

“How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things (NAS!)” Romans 10:15 From the beginning, the world has been engraved upon the heart of BCOC. We have had the privilege to partner with awesome ministries that are impacting almost every continent of this world. BCOC financially and prayerfully supports numerous missions and travels extensively throughout the world on short term mission trips to share the love and goodness of Jesus Christ. Please contact the church office at 512-321-2273 for information about joining us on one of our next trips.

Current Mission Projects:

Ghana

Providing Clean Water and Building Toilet Facilities for a village in Ghana If you would like to give to this project, please click here or send a check to BCOC offices.

Orphans

BCOC began Mercy Mission in April 2011 after Pastor Scott & Maureen and their son, Andrew, traveled to Nepal and Burma and witnessed the immense needs of many children and orphans living in these developing countries. Mercy Mission is a child sponsorship program whereby an individual, group or church supports a child on a monthly basis to provide for him an education, food, housing, clothes, a school uniform, school fees, books and a Bible.The sponsor contributes $35.00 a month to “adopt” a child and commits to praying for his/her welfare and future. We also encourage the sponsor and child to communicate through letter writing.If you are interested in sponsoring a child in need, please contact the church office at 512-321-2273 or fill out this form. We will send you a child’s profile and more information on the program. You may also sponsor a child online by clicking here and selecting “Child Sponsorship Fund” under Recurring Donations.  We will send your child’s  packet in the mail to you.

Current Projects:

The Father’s House Orphanage

Note: Some names and places below have been changed to protect the identity of individuals. The Father’s House Orphanage located in Burma was started over nine years ago by a dedicated Burmese believer who was brought up as a Christian and accepted Christ as a young child. He felt called in his heart to minister to the Buddhist people. As he began sharing the good news, he found there were many children who had been orphaned and desperately needed help, so he began taking in children. The Father’s House currently has more than 40 children living at the home. Their town is notorious for prostitution, theft and robbery. Most people in the community are either Buddhist or Muslim and are generally very poor, working as daily laborers with limited income. The children at Father’s House have Bible devotions every morning and prayer meetings every evening. One day a week they attend special children’s services where they are taught the Word of God. Another day, they participate in the adult service by reciting Bible verses and singing special songs. Twice a day, they eat a meal of white rice boiled with vegetables and drink hot tea. The children sleep on the floor. Most of the homes in this area are made of bamboo and wood. Please pray for more land and better buildings for their dormitories, as presently there is no playground for the children.

Pastor Sponsorship Program- 10/40 Window, Southeast Asia

In 2011, BCOC began a Pastor Sponsorship program partnering with a ministry in a closed country. Through this monthly sponsorship program we are able to help pastors overseas by providing food and transportation for them, helping to build schools and churches, and assisting them to develop and influence their communities. If you are interested in sponsoring a pastor living within the 10/40 window, please contact us at 512-321-2273 or by filling out this form. You may give online for the pastor sponsorship program by clicking here and selecting “International Pastor Sponsorship Fund” under Recurring Donations.

Puppets for Orphans

Puppets for Orphans is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose goal is to share God’s love by providing a soft and lovable puppet to the world’s orphaned and abandoned children in every land. Our desire is that every child who has ever felt lonely, hurt, abandoned, or forgotten to know that God sees his/her cries and cares. Each simple puppet is hand crafted by loving volunteers. We pour love and prayer over each puppet before sending them out with missionaries to be hand delivered to the children. We have many areas for you to serve or you may choose to donate materials or funds (each puppet costs around $1 to create).

Prison Outreach

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) – Bastrop, Texas

BCOC’s vision for the ministry at FCI Bastrop is to bring hope to each man in the prison system, translating this hope into a daily life of happiness, confidence and restoration in relationships. Our mission is to provide a steady diet of God’s Word, God’s presence, and God’s power for each male inmate. BCOC will also train and disciple each person in their relationship with Jesus Christ through weekly Bible studies, homework, accountability and care. Leader: Pastor Scott Stanek, 512-321-2273, or sstanek@bcocchurch.org Location: Federal Correctional Institution (FCI), Bastrop, Texas.

Bastrop County Jail – Men’s Ministry

Since 1996, BCOC’s jail ministry has been changing lives offering hope and a new life in Christ to inmates. Through this ministry many men have been born again and made decisions to change the path of destruction they have been on. The team prepares for their time of ministry by praying in the Holy Spirit and doing a study of the Word often using the messages taught at BCOC as a foundation. Contact: Mike Busche, 512-581-9936, buschemike@yahoo.com Time & Location: Bastrop County Jail, Sunday Nights. 7:45 – 9:30 p.m.

Bastrop County Jail – Women’s Ministry

This outreach is a ministry to the women inmates in Bastrop County Jail. Isaiah 61:1 says, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me…to proclaim liberty to the captives…” Although the women receiving ministry through this outreach are in jail, they are hearing the good news that they can be truly free through a new life in Jesus Christ! Many who are caught in the web of hopelessness often become involved in criminal activity. Eventually they are arrested and taken to county jail where they await trial. Without the Gospel message of life and hope in Christ, they will continue to live in this destructive cycle, harming themselves and the community. Matthew 12:20 says, “A bruised reed shall He not break, and smoking flax shall He not quench…” This compassionate ministry to bruised and broken women is healing hearts and changing lives through the anointed teaching of the Word of God and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Every woman is given the opportunity to meet Jesus in all of His presence and all of His power. Contact: Pastor Joan Boethel, 512-321-2273, or jboethel@bcocchurch.org Time & Location: Bastrop County Jail, Sunday Nights, 1st & 3rd of the month. 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

 

Our Ministry Partners


Bold Bible Missions

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Don & Debra Gossett have dedicated their lives to the foreign fields of evangelism.  Don Gossett’s writings have been translated into 18 languages and now exceed 25 million in worldwide distribution. Brother Don is presently in his sixty-third year of ministry. Working side by side with them, we have been honored to conduct mass healing crusades in India, and teach pastor’s training conferences throughout India, Burma and the Asian continent.  We have partnered with them through radio broadcasts in Canada, the West Indies, Central America, Russia, Africa and many other nations of the world.  Finally, we have been able to sow into the many books Brother Gossett has written to help the nations of the world. We encourage you to visit their website to learn about how God is using them today.

Pan American Ministries

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Larry and Annis Schnedler have dedicated their lives to reaching the nations of Central America. They are leaders who walk with integrity, honor and passion.  It was obvious to us when we met the Schnedlers that they were kingdom builders.  We have enjoyed working together with this couple to plant, disciple and nurture over 35 churches in Nicaragua.  We have also been blessed to support their efforts in Mexico, Honduras and many other Latin American nations.

Ambassadors of Joy International

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Elaine Hennessy met the Lord here at BCOC and was nurtured in our church.  After retirement, she made a bold move and answered the call of God on her life and moved to Shenyang, China.  Elaine and Migyoeng have been faithfully caring for handicapped orphans in China for many years. Recently, Elaine faced a health challenge which brought her back to the States. We are praying for full recovery and restoration for Elaine.   It has been our honor to team up with Elaine and Migyeong as they serve children in China.  You can learn more about this ministry contact them at: Ambassadors of Joy (China) P. O. Box 35511 Tulsa, Ok 74153-0511 (918)-289-2150 / (512)-380-1139

Un-Shackled Ministries

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Keith Norman, a personal friend and bold witness for Jesus Christ, ministers in the prison system of Texas.  Keith has a powerful testimony having been incarcerated in the past, released from prison, born of God, discipled and trained. He heard a call from the Lord to go back into the prisons and juvenile detention centers and help those in need. BCOC has partnered with Keith and his wife Nancy as they unrelentingly go from institution to institution ministering good news to prisoners. We salute their passion, integrity and honor to God and their partners.

Kenneth Copeland Ministries

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Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have an international ministry spanning over 40 years that has literally changed the face of the world for God. BCOC has been honored to partner with the Copeland’s ministry for over twenty-five years. We encourage you to learn more about this ministry at their website. We’re partners with Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Burma/India Mission

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BCOC supports several ministries that are currently working deep in the heart of Burma, India and among many unreached villages and tribal groups. Due to security issues we are not able to disclose names and locations. BCOC had the privilege to meet these awesome ministry teams in India through Rev. Don Gossett many years ago. We are presently partnered with these ministries to share the good news, build and support orphanages, provide education for children, support pastors on the foreign field, and help publish and distribute literature overseas.

Vision Beyond Borders (VBB)

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Patrick Klein, founder and director of VBB, has been pioneering an amazing work all over the world. He has been smuggling Bibles into closed countries, delivering seeds, medical supplies, clothes and children’s material, building orphanages, helping women come out of the commercial sex trade and preaching the gospel. He can speak Mandarin, Spanish, Greek, and Hebrew, has traveled in over 50 countries around the world and has taken part in delivering over 750,000 Bibles. BCOC is honored to have partnered with this amazing ministry to help make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. Please take a moment and consider supporting this ministry or sponsoring a child in Southeast Asia. Please visit their website for more information.

Andrew Wommack Ministries

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Andrew Wommack Ministries has been sowing the seed of God’s Word all over the world. God called this couple to teach the truth of the Gospel to the body of Christ with special emphasis on God’s unconditional love and the balance between grace and faith. BCOC has partnered with this life giving, teaching ministry for the purpose of spreading the good news. We encourage you to take a look at their website for more information.

Paul Prestridge Ministries

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Paul and Linda Prestridge have given their life to change the lives of men, women and children in Latin America and other nations of the world. We consider ourselves blessed to work together with Paul and Linda Prestridge. Their passion, boldness and integrity have allowed them to minister the gospel for over 40 years around the world.

Renner Ministries

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Pastor Rick and Denise Renner made a bold decision almost 30 years ago to move their family from the comforts of the USA to the former Soviet Union. God called them to pioneer a new work in a foreign land, reach the unreached and change a nation. They heard and answered the call. Years later, story after story tell of God’s wondrous miracles of changing a nation through His love and mercy. Pastor Rick founded the Media Mir Television Network — the first Christian TV network of its kind in the former USSR and today pastors Moscow Good News Church. BCOC is honored to have partnered with this couple and their family as they teach, strengthen and rescue people. Our congregation especially enjoys when Pastor Rick and Denise come and preach at our church here in the small town of Bastrop. You can learn more about this ministry at their website.

A thank you from Rick Renner:


World Wide Jubilee Ministries

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Cheryl Bohl, a dedicated member of BCOC for over 15 years, launched a ministry many years ago to help hurting people. Cheryl’s passion is for believers to enjoy the freedom God provided for them in Christ. She ministers, teaches and trains believers how to walk in their God given freedom, to overcome the many strongholds and bondages that plague people. Cheryl has also recently given herself to writing books so believers all over the world can enjoy what so many at BCOC enjoy. BCOC has enjoyed partnership with Cheryl and is happy to support her work.

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